We may not have anything definitive in relation to the future ownership of the football club, nor do we know what lies in wait with regards transfers, or a retained list, contracts, accounts and more – but a picture is beginning to emerge in relation to the Magpies’ summer schedule.
A trip to Portugal for a warm weather training camp has been cancelled due to Covid travel restrictions imposed by the UK government. In its place is a week-long trip to Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate campus in Yorkshire, where United travelled last summer.
SIX games have been announced so far, with more likely to come – so here’s the key dates for the NUFC summer.
Return to pre-season testing: Monday, July 5
Full pre-season player return: Wednesday, July 7
Pre-season camp: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate campus, Yorkshire – Monday, July 12
Pre-season game 1: York City (a) – Sunday, July 18 (split squad)
Pre-season game 2: Harrogate Town (a) – Sunday, July 18 (split squad)
Pre-season game 3: Doncaster Rovers (a) – Friday, July 23
Pre-season game 4: Rotherham United (a) – Tuesday, July 27
Pre-season game 5: Burton Albion (a) – Friday, July 30
Pre-season game 6: Norwich City (h) – Saturday, August 7
Premier League opener: West Ham United (h) – Sunday, August 15